Prescribed burn at Kelly Hill Conservation Park NEWS RELEASE

Prescribed burn at Kelly Hill
Conservation Park
Prescribed burns are planned at Kelly Hill Conservation Park on Kangaroo Island for
Tuesday, 22 April 2014, and Wednesday, 23 April 2014, weather conditions
The burns will start at midday each day and should be complete by 8pm
each day.
The site is 34km south-south west of Parndana, adjacent to the South
Coast Road.
On the Tuesday, 43ha will be burnt on the eastern boundary of the reserve
in preparation for the main burn the next day.
On the Wednesday, about 350ha will be burnt in the same area.
A significant smoke column will be produced during the burn, which is
normal for burns of this size.
Closest residences are rural properties within 1km to the north and east.
South Coast Road will be impacted by smoke for the duration of the
burns and traffic management will be in place.
Fire crews will remain on site until safe to leave.
The burn will be carried out by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural
Resources (DEWNR) and Country Fire Service (CFS).
The burn was identified in the Flinders Chase Fire Management Plan. Its primary
objective is to provide a fuel-reduced buffer along the eastern boundary of the
park and to assist in preventing the spread of bushfire out of the park and onto
adjacent private properties. It is part of a state-wide program of prescribed burning
in high-risk public land areas this autumn.
Creating strategically-located, fuel-reduced areas through prescribed burning is
essential in helping to reduce the potential spread and impact of bushfires on
communities and the environment by providing earlier containment options for
A list of the week’s planned burns is available on the DEWNR website, at
Prescribed burns will only be carried out when it is deemed safe to do so and may
be cancelled at short notice.
Georgia Gowing
Senior Media Adviser
Department of Environment,
Water and Natural Resources
Phone (08) 8204 9105
Mobile 0467 795 640
Email [email protected]